Dozens of Ways to Lace Up Your Wedding

Lace can be used to spice up almost anything, but be sparing.
Lace can be used to spice up almost anything, but be sparing.

Lace is very likely the most popular fabric in weddings today. Its increased popularity is due to its throwback flexibility — its vintage appeal can be turned into various decades, like the 1920s or the 1960s. Lace is versatile, feminine, and timeless. That’s why it’s in just about every Pinterest picture you see. If you are in the beginning stages of planning your big day and want to incorporate lace into it, know that there are countless ways to do so!

The biggest piece of your wedding that could be highlighted with lace detailing is, of course, your bridal gown. You can find them with scattered lace appliques, and you can find them with full lace overlays. If you know lace will be in your dream dress, consider looking on our website to find that perfect gown! Type in “lace” in the search bar, and you’ll see pages and pages of lace!

If you’ve already located your ideal dress but it’s sans lace, do not fear! You can add lace in so many other ways. If you know a very skilled seamstress, consider purchasing lace appliques and have her sew them on. This is tedious work, so make sure to allow her plenty of time to apply them and due compensation for doing so. This is a great way to add subtle vintage glam to your dress!

Whether your gown has lace or not, you can always slide a lace veil into your hair. Mantillas are the traditional look in a veil, and you will see a couple of very reasonably priced pieces on! In terms of types of lace veiling, there are so many. You can find lace veils that don’t have the detailing all around the net; you can find narrow lace, thicker lace, scalloped lace, beaded lace, and non-beaded lace. There are even colored lace veils!

Other accessories can include this fabric as well. You can buy a lace headband or a lace clip to put in after the lace veil is removed. If you don’t like that idea, consider wrapping a lace belt around your waist, especially one with a little sparkle. You can include lace in your bouquet as an accent between your flowers, or you can have your florist cord some around your bouquet handle — don’t forget a pretty bow!

If you’d like, you can have your lace be even subtler too. Your shoes can be completely adorned in it. There are different colors of lace shoes, so if you’d like the lace to coordinate with your bridesmaids, that’s easy to find. There are beautiful bridal parasols complete with lace for a vintage Southern feel. Your garter can include lace, too.

While lace is a wonderful fabric, it’s always important to remember not to overdo it. Having too much texture in your wedding can appear very busy when the original aim was to look delicate. So if you’re wearing lace, try not to have too much of it right next to you (for example, in your bridesmaids’ gowns). If you follow some of the ideas on Pinterest, you can easily pull off this beautiful vintage look. All in all, don’t be afraid to lace it up!